Rebirth of a Sioux Nation

by Hannah Bartlett In contrast to the lush greenery of Mount Ka’ala and the Waianae Mountain Range on the North Shore of O’ahu, the Lakota Sioux Reservation is a vast expanse of beautiful, yet mostly unusable grassland in Black Hills, South Dakota.  It is here that AP English teacher Shah …

Order Up!

by Taumana Caicedo Rapu This year, the cafeteria staff out did themselves with a new lunch menu. Now, you can find plates like the tuna dip and chips with curly fries, as well as Baja fish tacos with garlic aioli sauce, and Asian pan roasted vegetables. The new menu also …

Why not read?

by Kezia Burgoyne Over the years, Waialua High and Intermediate School has experienced many librarians come and go, each having served valiantly when helping students find the perfect book to read. However, as the school is evolving, one solid fact stands: Student’s interest in reading is wavering. Now, when one …

It’s not just a language…

  by Anna Peters It’s that time of the year again, registration. This is the time where we are all thinking about what kind of classes to take for next year. One of the classes that you should keep in mind for taking next year is Japanese. Many people perceive Japanese …

Goin’ up the Country

In the middle of first quarter, Carol Sanderson was named Vice-Principal at Waialua High and Intermediate School replacing Ryan Ishimoto, who left over the summer to accept the same position at Aiea Intermediate School. As a former principal at a charter school in Stockton, California, population 285,000, she is coming …

Alumni Profile: Making it through – Dr. Teri Lopez

Editor’s Note – The following statement was written by Mr. Glenn Lee and gives more insight on Teri’s journey: “Teri was our Team Captain back in 2003 when our program won its first ever Regional Chairman’s Award.  Her dad was one of our main engineers for our first five years …

Commencement to be held in gym

by Hoku Sabanal The school year is coming to an end which means graduation time. The Waialua High School Senior Class of 2017 will be graduating on May 20th, but the ceremony will start at 5:30pm in the school gymnasium and NOT on Toshi Nakasone Field. For those attending the …

In the Parent’s Eye

by ‘Ailani Grach With all the discussion about the separation of the middle and high school, we reached out to some of the parents and alumni from Waialua High and Intermediate who have children attending WHIS. We asked them their feelings about the middle – high school split and how …

Aloha Waialua…

Editor’s Note: Emma Haas is a Waialua High and Intermediate School 7th grader whose father will be transferring to Fort Hood, Texas in December of this year. She aspires to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and major in Engineering.  In this article, she reflects on her time spent in …

Stuck in the Middle

    by Naia Driscoll Last year I was a “senior” at Waialua Elementary school. I was at the highest level you can get before middle school – a sixth grader at the top of her game. Then it all ended, summer came, school was over, and next year I …